Women harassment at PTV: SC orders controller incharge to pay Rs500,000 to each of victims

By: News Desk
Published: 09:02 PM, 31 Aug, 2022
Women harassment at PTV: SC orders controller incharge to pay Rs500,000 to each of victims
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The Supreme Court has released the decision in a case related to harassment of women in Pakistan Television (PTV), the 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Wednesday.

According to the eight-page judgment written by Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, evidence proved the women in PTV were harassed to get posts.

Five women of PTV moved the top court against Controller Incharge Athar Farooq Buttar for harassing them. The court ordered Athar Farooq Buttar to pay Rs500,000 to each of the victims

The Supreme Court hailed the Women's Workplace Harassment Protection Bill-2022, observing the provision of the right to complain against harassment in the Workplace Harassment Bill is laudable and the act will promote freedom, equality, and social justice.

In the Women's Workplace Harassment Protection Bill, any kind of discrimination has also been declared as harassment, it maintained, adding that women have a constitutional right to work in an environment free from threats and harassment.